World Affairs Council, Washington, DC

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The World Affairs Council, Washington, DC identifies itself as a "citizens' think tank" and is a member of the World Affairs Councils of America.

According to the organization's web site:

The World Affairs Council, "founded in 1980, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)3 organization with 2,000 Washington area members. Additional financial support comes from foundations and corporations. The Council is an affiliate of the Foreign Policy Association in New York and is part of a national network of World Affairs Council located in such metropolitan areas as Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Dallas and San Francisco.
"The Council offers its members and their guests monthly lecture-style programs featuring prominent speakers from both the U.S. and abroad. There are also special events for the Young Professional, Young Diplomats, Sustaining and Corporate Members.
"Through the educational outreach of the International Project for Educators, the Council offers workshops for teachers, student leadership forums, a student overseas study tour, and an intensive summer institute, co-sponsored with George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs." [1]

Member Organizations


From 1983 to 1986 Peter Tarnoff was executive director of the World Affairs Council.

Board of Directors

Members of the Board of Directors, as of July 2007, were: [1]

Members of the Board of Directors, as of July 2003, were: [2]


Corporate and Foundation Contributors


World Affairs Council of Washington, DC
1800 K Str. NW, Suite 1014
Washington, D.C. 20006
Tel : 202.293.1051
Fax : 202.293.3467
Email : clee AT


  1. Board of Directors, World Affairs Council, accessed July 28, 2007.
  2. "Board of Directors", World Affairs Council, undated, accessed July 2007.